Norwegian Joy: The Most Innovative Ship in the Fleet 2017

June 14, 2017

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest and most innovative ship sailed into Hong Kong waters today, as part of a pre-inaugural showcase after leaving the shipyard in Germany where she was completed last month.

Norwegian Joy, one of the largest cruise ships ever built, is on her way to Shanghai, which together with Tianjin near Beijing will be her homeports when she commences operations at the end of June.

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The launch of the Norwegian Joy cruise ship reiterates our strong commitment to the Asia-Pacific region, and is designed to be appealing to Asian guests,’ said Steve Odell, Senior Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH), which operates Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas brands.

Norwegian Joy is a 167,725-ton Breakaway Class vessel which was engineered at Meyer Werft in Germany and accommodates up to 3,883 guests.

This makes it the fourth largest cruise ship in the world.

Norwegian Joy offers what is possibly the most extensive range of restaurants ever offered on any cruise ship. With 28 different food and beverage outlets on board, guests can indulge in a wide variety of cuisines from Chinese hot pot, to sophisticated French haute cuisine, the freshest Japanese sushi to highest quality American steaks and burgers.

Guests will have endless entertainment options during their cruise experience. Norwegian Joy has launched the first ever racetrack at sea. The two-level competitive racetrack is located on the top deck of the ship, where guests may take rides in electric go-carts.

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The ship also includes an open-air laser tag course, thrilling simulator rides and interactive video walls at the Galaxy Pavilion as well as hover craft bumper cars, a state-of-the-art racing simulator and two multi-story waterslides.

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The ship will be offering year-round short itineraries, ideal for Asian guests looking for a quick getaway, usually of 3 to 5 days.

Norwegian Joy includes the cruise line’s signature The Haven by Norwegian®, an exclusive, ship-within-a-ship premium accommodation complex with its own private club facilities, staterooms designed specifically for families travelling together featuring a multitude of inter-connecting rooms, as well as an array of mini-suite, balcony, ocean view and interior staterooms.

To book cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line, call +852 2165 6000 ( English, Cantonese and Mandarin assistance ) contact your preferred travel professional or visit

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Written by Luxuria Lifestyle Hong Kong & Macau

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